Mariners Inn Receives $300,000 Grant for Recovery Housing

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Mariners Inn is pleased to announce it has received a two-year $300,000 grant from the McG...

Mariners Inn is pleased to announce it has received a two-year $300,000 grant from the McGregor Fund. These funds will support the Recovery Housing Program. McGregor funding will complement recovery housing funding secured by Mariners Inn via contract with the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority.

Mariners Inn has provided residential substance abuse treatment services since 1955. The Recovery Housing Program provides services to men suffering from substance use/and or co-occurring disorders who are indigent and located in Detroit/Wayne County. These men are actively working to live alcohol and drug-­free lives. This voluntary program provides a safe and structured living environment with others who share the goal of sobriety. Men in the program will engage in support, services, or treatment opportunities for up to six months to further their recovery.

This recovery model of addiction treatment shifts the focus of care from formal treatment settings toward client-directed management of long-term recovery provided in a less formal community setting. Recovery Coaches will help Mariners Inn Recovery Housing residents reduce or eliminate barriers to ongoing recovery. Coaches provide non-clinical services that contribute to an improved quality of life and assist individuals in their recovery from alcohol and drugs. They include social support, linkage to, and coordination among allied service providers and a full range of human services that facilitate recovery and wellness.

David Sampson, Mariners Inn CEO, strongly believes that the Recovery Housing Program will be an important addition to the area’s substance abuse treatment community. “Recovery Housing will enable individuals to build their resources by providing additional support as people transition toward independent and productive living. The program is in one location so it will build a sense of community that we believe will increase positive outcomes.”

“The McGregor Fund is honored to support Mariners Inn Recovery Housing, an important option for individuals completing treatment and wanting to reside short-term in a community designed to support their transition to independent living,” said Kate Levin Markel, McGregor Fund President. “The Fund commends Mariners Inn’s unwavering commitment to supporting homeless men through recovery, and is unceasingly impressed by its talented staff and leadership, who have worked hard to develop effective programs and raise the funds to sustain them, always putting the needs of their clients first.”


The McGregor Fund is a private foundation established in 1925 by gifts from Katherine and Tracy McGregor “to relieve the misfortunes and promote the well-being of mankind.” The foundation awards grants to organizations in the following areas: human services, education, health care, arts and culture, and public benefit. The area of principal interest of the foundation is the City of Detroit and Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. The McGregor Fund has granted nearly $243 million since its founding and had assets of $162 million as of June 30, 2016. Visit www.mcgregorfund.org for more.


Mariners Inn serves as an anchor for those struggling to navigate the treacherous waters of homelessness and substance abuse through a wide range of social service programs that achieve the best possible outcomes for adults, families, and youth affected by addiction. Mariners Inn is a nationally acclaimed treatment center providing substance abuse treatment, shelter, and supportive services to Southeast Michigan’s homeless men. Mariners Inn holds the most prestigious three-year accreditation through the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information, please visit www.marinersinn.org.

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